I AM A WOMEN'S HIGH FASHION APPAREL AND FOOTWEAR DESIGNER WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE DESIGNER/COUTURE READY TO WEAR MARKETS OF NEW YORK AND PARIS. I BEGAN MY CAREER AT AGE SIXTEEN DESIGNING FOR OSCAR DE LA RENTA, FOLLOWED A YEAR LATER WITH A 8 YEAR STINT DESIGNING FOR GEOFFREY BEENE, WHERE I WAS HEAD DESIGNER FOR HIS COUTURE, SPORTSWEAR FOR HIS BEENE BAG LINE, AND SOLE DESIGNER FOR HIS TWO SHOE LINES (HIGH END SIGNATURE LINE AND BRIDGE PRICE BEENE BAG LINE) MADE IN ITALY. AFTER GEOFFREY BEENE I CONTINUED DESIGNING COUTURE READY TO WEAR FOR CAROLYNE ROEHM. I SUBSEQUENTLY MOVED TO PARIS, WHERE I WORKED FOR OVER SIX YEARS DESIGNING PRET A PORTER FOR THE HOUSES DOROTHEE BIS , JEAN CHARLES DE CASTELBAJAC, AND JEAN CLAUDE DE LUCA, THEN SWITCHING BACK TO HAUTE COUTURE DESIGN FOR CHRISTIAN DIOR, UNDER GIANFRANCO FERRE, THEN NINA RICCI, UNDER GERARD PIPART. THROUGHOUT THIS TIME I DESIGNED SHOES EACH SEASON (FREELANCE) FOR THE DESIGNER CAMILLE UNGLIK. SEVEN YEARS AGO I MADE THE DECISION TO PURSUE SHOE DESIGN EXCLUSIVELY (I HAD FREELANCE JOBS THROUGHOUT MY FASHION CAREER DESIGNING FOR JOAN AND DAVID AND VITTORIO RICCI TO NAME A FEW), AND HAVE DESIGNED FOR THE COMPANIES SCHWARTZ AND BENJAMIN (THEIR ANNE KLEIN NEW YORK LINE), TITAN INDUSTRIES (THEIR LAUNDRY BY SHELLI SEGAL LINE), NEW YORK TRANSIT (SIGRID OLSEN LINE). I HAVE GAINED EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE WORKING FOR THESE VARIOUS HOUSES SOURCING MATERIALS PREDOMINANTLY IN ITALY, AND OVERSEEING THE COMPLETE PROCESS FROM SKETCH TO PROTOTYPE TO SHOWROOM SAMPLES IN CHINA. MY GREATEST DESIGN STRENGTH IS OFFERING HIGH FASHION DESIGN THAT IS VERY SOPHISTICATED, VERY FEMININE, AND VERY FLATTERING. I AM PARTICULARLY STRONG AT ANTICIPATING TRENDS, AND, WITH AN ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE OF WOMENS FASHION HISTORY, NEVER, EVER, AT A LOSS FOR IDEAS.

Work Samples

  • STEVE GOSS FALL 2013 LUXURY WOMEN'S SHOE COLLECTION

  • STEVE GOSS SPRING SUMMER 2013 LUXURY WOMEN'S SHOE COLLECTION

  • STEVE GOSS FALL 2012 LUXURY WOMEN'S SHOE COLLECTION

Work History

EXPERIENCE FASHION DESIGNER, NYC: OSCAR DE LA RENTA GEOFFREY BEENE (COUTURE RTW & 2 SHOE COLLECTIONS) KASPER FOR J.L. SPORT CAROLYNE ROEHM VITTORIO RICCI (SHOES FREELANCE) JOAN & DAVID (SHOES FREELANCE) FASHION DESIGNER PARIS: DOROTHEE BIS JEAN CHARLES DE CASTELBAJAC JEAN CLAUDE DE LUCA CHRISTIAN DIOR NINA RICCI CAMILLE UNGLIK (SHOES) SHOE DESIGNER: SCHWARTZ & BENJAMIN TITAN INDUSTRIES BLUE DRAGON (FREELANCE) NEW YORK TRANSIT

Education

PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN SUMMER PROGRAM TRAPHAGEN SCHOOL OF DESIGN

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